Our guests this week were Professor David Legates and graduate student Kelsey Moxey, both from the University’s Department of Geography. We are thrilled that we could air this broadcast during National Geography Awareness Week 2014.
The National Geographic Society started National Geography Awareness Week in 2000 as a way of promoting Geography education at universities, colleges, and K-12 schools.
During our interview with David and Kelsey, we had a great time learning how the study of Geography is so much more than learning countries’ (and states’) names and capitals. For example, National Geographic has set the theme for this year’s National Geography Week to be “Incorporating the Geography of Food.” Geographers also play key roles in mapping cultural and environmental data and work closely with meteorologists, oceanographers, and other scientists in studying how the planet’s geography affects us and how we affect the planet.
David also described for us the role the Delaware Geographic Alliance plays in helping K-12 teachers develop instructional material.
Kelsey did a great job stumping the host and guest co-host Ashley Barnas (from UD’s Office of Communication and Marketing) with a series of questions about geography and food.
We talked about everything from mushrooms to religion! Make sure you check out this informative and entertaining episode of Campus Voices!
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Prof. David Legates and graduate student Kelsey Moxey
Photo by Sarah Tompkins